|Syntactic Confectionery Delight|
Regex string trimming helpby johnfl68 (Beadle)
|on Dec 19, 2016 at 00:12 UTC||Need Help??|
johnfl68 has asked for the
wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:
I had this figured out at one time, then changed the way I did things and didn't really need it, but now I need it again for a few instances.
Unfortunately I can not find the final version that I actually used.
I am trying to trim down a string from NWS weather alerts. Here is an example:
All I need is what is between the first "..." and the second "..." and nothing else....FLASH FREEZE AND AREAS OF BLACK ICE...
Sometimes they use the 3 dot pattern in more than one place, I only really want the first set.
What I could find that was the last entry in my notes is this:$summary =~ s/\Q...\E/.../g;
But that is not working correctly. I have tried a few other ways, but I am not having any luck.
Any help would be greatly appreciated as always. Thank you!